|Publication number||US8151420 B2|
|Application number||US 12/656,904|
|Publication date||Apr 10, 2012|
|Filing date||Feb 18, 2010|
|Priority date||May 12, 2009|
|Also published as||US20100287750|
|Publication number||12656904, 656904, US 8151420 B2, US 8151420B2, US-B2-8151420, US8151420 B2, US8151420B2|
|Inventors||Randy B. Randall|
|Original Assignee||Randall Randy B|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (29), Non-Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (1), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Patent Application Ser. No. 61/213,160, filed May 12, 2009.
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates generally to memorial figurines, and more particularly to funeral vase statues that provide pre-cast statues or figurines that can be interchangeably installed into a vase and held by fasteners.
2. Description of the Related Art
Monuments for gravesites are ubiquitous. Often times these monuments are in the form of statues. These statues or other type monuments are most likely of a permanent, immutable nature. However, when a family member goes to a gravesite to pay tribute to the deceased on a particular day of remembrance or holiday, it would be desirable to be able to modify the gravesite monument or statue to be in keeping with day of remembrance or holiday. For example, it would be desirable to modify the monument for an event holiday such as Christmas, Easter, a family member's birthday, the deceased's birthday, and the like.
Thus, funeral vase statues solving the aforementioned problems are desired.
The funeral vase statues include pre-cast statues or figurines and vases, the statues or figurines being interchangeably attached to or secured in the vases. The statues or figurines are lightweight and can be installed or removed easily from the vases. The vases may have bottom fastening members for attachment to a monument stone equipped with a complementary fastening system. Alternatively, the bottom fastening members may be directly attached to bottom of the statues or figurines so that the statues or figurines may be securely attached to the monument stone directly without a vase. A variety of statue/figurine designs are provided, and may include cultural and/or religious figures, symbols, and the like.
These and other features of the present invention will become readily apparent upon further review of the following specification and drawings.
Similar reference characters denote corresponding features consistently throughout the attached drawings.
Alternatively, as shown in
A variety of statue/figurine designs are provided, and may include cultural and/or religious figures, symbols, and the like. The statues are designed to fit into multi-sized vases, which are typically mounted on stone or monuments or merely planted on gravesites. The statues or figurines can be made with various materials such as plastics, stone, pre-cast, or poly-resin but are not limited to these materials.
The funeral vase statues 10 come in a variety of sizes to accommodate the many different sizes of vases 14 offered, thereby allowing mounting on a ground plate, a vase 14, a monument plate, or the like. The statues or figurines can have many different colors, such as dye, stone, painted, or just natural color. The statues or figurines can be manufactured to fit the multi-size vases that are offered for typical uses, such as flower vases. Moreover, the statues/figurines are made to fit inside and be secured to vases 14 of a variety of sizes.
All embodiments of the funeral statue vases 10 can have solar or battery operated lighting 18 attached to a portion of the system, e.g., lighting panels 18 attached to vase 14. A protective grommet 300 is also used to keep water out of vase 14.
It is to be understood that the present invention is not limited to the embodiment described above, but encompasses any and all embodiments within the scope of the following claims.
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|U.S. Classification||27/1, 47/41.1, 52/103|
|Cooperative Classification||E04H13/001, Y10T428/24008|